Re: To Christophe (Uusisuom and Esperanto)
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 3, 2001, 18:24|
Feeling shooty today ....
>Appreciate your insight & correction of my
>misunderstanding. I guess I have not studied
>linguistics formally, to the point to distinguish
>between the notations you indicated above. Anyhow,
>I'll take your word...
Actually, I'ven't studied linguistics formally either (which, as followers
of another thread by like know, I pronounce [ajD@]). I'm rather lost on good
books in English (I'm a Swede, afterall), but if you go to your local
library you should be able to find a book or two that explains the basics of
>Btw, speaking of notations, would you or anyone here
>(eg, Yoon Ha!) be kind enough to send a "crash course"
>of proper sound notating in linguistic terms? I see
>the letters, some capitalized, some small, but haven't
>got a good grasp on the difference.
Basically, the smaller letters have their "normal" pronounciations (for this
purpose, most English vowels are abnormal!), while the capital ones
represent similar sounds. Eg [t] is the "t"-sound of say "trill", while [T]
is the "th"-sound of "thrill". If you take a look at
you'll find the correspondence between normal IPA and the "X-SAMPA"
ASCII-fication of it.
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